A Thousand Salutes to Motherhood

September 23, 2009

From my collection.Author unknown………….

A baby asked God, “They tell me you are sending me to earth tomorrow, but how am I going to live there being so small and helpless?”

“Your angel will be waiting for you and will take care of you.”

The child further inquired, “But tell me, here in heaven I don’t have to do anything but sing and smile to be happy.”

God said, “Your angel will sing for you and will also smile for you. And you will feel your angel’s love and be very happy.”

Again the child asked, “And how am I going to be able to understand when people talk to me if I don’t know the language?”

God said, “Your angel will tell you the most beautiful and sweet words you will ever hear, and with much patience and care, your angel will teach you how to speak.”

“And what am I going to do when I want to talk to you?”

God said, “Your angel will place your hands together and will teach you how to pray.”

“Who will protect me?”

God said, “Your angel will defend you even if it means risking it’s life.”

“But I will always be sad because I will not see you anymore.”

God said, “Your angel will always talk to you about Me and will teach you the way to come back to Me, even though I will always be next to you.”

At that moment there was much peace in Heaven, but voices from Earth could be heard and the child hurriedly asked, “God, if I am to leave now, please tell me my angel’s name.”

“You will simply call her, ”Mother”.

Author Unknown

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India – The Golden Bird

September 18, 2009

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India is the only society in the world that has never known slavery.

India was the richest country on Earth until the time of British in the early 17th centaury. 

India has never invaded any country in her last 10,000 years.

Robert Clive’s personal wealth amassed from the blunder of Bengal during 1750’s was estimated at around 401,102 pound.

It has been estimated that the total amount of treasure that the British looted from India had already reached 1,000,000,000 pound by 1901.

Taking into consideration interest rates and inflation this would be worth close to 1,000,000,000,000  (1 trillion) pounds in real terms.

India invented the Number System. Aryabhatta invented zero. The place value system, the decimal system was developed in India in 100 BC.Aryabhatta was the first to explain spherical shape, size, diameter, rotation and correct speed of Earth in 499 AD.

The World’s first university was established in Takshila in 700 BC.  Students from all over the World studied more than 60 subjects.

The University of Nalanda built in the 4th century was one of the greatest achievements of ancient India in the field of education.

Sanskrit is considered the mother of all higher languages. Sanskrit is the most precise, and therefore suitable language for computer software – a report in Forbes magazine, July 1987.

Ayurveda is the earliest school of medicine known to humans. Charaka, the father of medicine consolidated Ayurveda 2500 years ago. Today Ayurveda is fast regaining its rightful place in civilization.

Christopher Columbus was attracted India’s wealth and was looking for route to India when he discovered the American continent by mistake.

The art of Navigation was born in the river Sindh 6000 years ago. The word ‘Navigation’ is derived from the Sanskrit word NAVGATIH. The word navy is also derived from Sanskrit ‘Nou’.

In Siddhanta Siromani  (Bhuvanakosam 6) Bhaskaracharya II described about gravity of earth about 400 years before Sir Isaac Newton.  He also had some clear notions on differential calculus, and the Theory of Continued Fraction.

Bhaskaracharya II discovered theory of Continued Fraction.

Indians discovered Arithmetic and Geometric progression. Arithmetic progression is explained in Yajurveda.

Govindaswamin discovered Newton Gauss Interpolation formula about 1800 years before Newton.

Vateswaracharya discovered Newton Gauss Backward Interpolation formula about 1000 years before Newton.

Parameswaracharya discovered Lhuiler’s formula about 400 years before Lhuiler.

Nilakanta discovered Newton’s Infinite Geometric Progression convergent series.

Positive and Negative numbers and their calculations were explained first by Brahmagupta in his book Brahmasputa Siddhanta.

Aryabhatta also propounded the Heliocentric theory of gravitation, thus predating Copernicus by almost one thousand years.

Boudhayana first calculated the value of “pi”, and he explained the concept of what is known as the Pythagorean theorem. He discovered this in the 6th century long before the European mathematicians. This was ‘validated’ by British scholars in 1999.

Algebra, trigonometry and calculus came from India. Sridharacharya propounded quadratic equations in the 11th century.

The largest numbers the Greeks and the Romans used were 106 whereas Hindus used numbers as big as 1053 with specific names as early as 5000 BC during the Vedic period. Even today, the largest used number is Tera: 1012.

Maharshi Sushruta is the father of surgery. 2600 years ago he and health scientists of his time conducted complicated surgeries like caesareans, cataract, artificial limbs, fractures, urinary stones and even plastic surgery.

Usage of anaesthesia was well known in ancient India. Over 125 surgical equipments were used.

Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology, aetiology, embryology, digestion, metabolism, genetics and immunity is also found in many texts.

When many cultures were only nomadic forest dwellers over 5000 years ago, Indians established Harappan culture in the Sindhu Valley Civilization.

RigVedas (1.50), a hymn addressed to the Sun, refers quite clearly that the Sun traverses 2,202 yojanas in half a nimesha.  This is in fact refers to the speed of light.

The world famous and priceless “Kohinoor” diamond, which is set in the Crown of the British monarch (Queen Victoria, and Elizabeth II), was acquired from India.

Chess (Shataranja or AshtaPada) was reportedly invented in India.

The 13th century poet saint Gyandev created the game of snakes & ladders. It was originally called  ‘Mokshapat.’ The ladders in the game represented virtues and the snakes indicated vices.

According to the Gemological Institute of America, up until 1896, India was the only source for diamonds to the world.

The World’s First Granite Temple is the Brihadeswara temple at Tanjavur in Tamil Nadu. The shikhara is made from a single ’80-tonne’ piece of granite.

Source: Google search – History of India.


The purpose of life is a life of purpose !!!

September 16, 2009

Heres an interesting story where one clearly understands that we can grow only in being collective, united and integrated in the real sense of word.

There was a farmer who grew superior quality, award-winning corn in his farm. Each year, he entered his corn in the state fair where it won honors. & Prizes.

One year a newspaper reporter interviewed him and learned something interesting about how he grew his corn. The reporter discovered that the farmer shared his seed corn with his neighbors.

“How can you afford to share your best seed corn with your neighbors when they are entering corn in competition with yours each year?” The reporter asked. “Why brother”

” The farmer replied, “Didn’t you know? The wind picks up pollen grains from the ripening corn and swirls it from field to field. If my neighbors grow inferior, sub-standard & poor quality corn, cross-pollination will steadily degrade the quality of my corn. If I have to grow good corn, I must help my neighbors to grow good corns.”

The farmer gave a superb insight into the connectedness of life. His corn cannot improve unless his neighbors’ corn also improves. So it is in the other dimensions and areas of life!

Those who choose to be in harmony must help their neighbors and colleagues to be at peace. Those who choose to live well must help others live well. The value of a life is measured by the lives it touches…

Success does not happen in isolation; it is most often a participatory and collective process. So share the good practices, ideas and new knowledge with your family, friends, team members and neighbors & all. As they say: “Success breeds Success.”


September 14th, Hindi Divas (day)

September 14, 2009

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Hindi is our National Language and we all should be proud of it. September 14th every year is celebrated as a mark of acknowledgement of the Indian official language. Hindi adopts the true spirit of Indians in terms of tolerance. Hindi is also called as a ‘link language’, which connects the united India.

It’s spoken by almost 500 million people over the world, the third most spoken language. It’s the official language of India, the country with the second largest population in the world. As defined in the Constitution of India, Hindi is one of the two official languages of communication (English being the other) for India’s federal government.

Figures prove the rise in viewer ship rating for Indian Television Industry in Hindi channels is gaining a rise not only in India but also in USA, UK, Australia, Europe, Middle East, Bangladesh, Nepal, Bhutan, etc.
The total revenue shared by Hindi channels has crossed over 1 billion. These days we find Hindi English mixed jingles over the TV advertisements and radio etc for ease of understanding.

The Role played by Bollywood, the Mumbai-based film industry, in promoting, popularizing and projecting the language globally is praise worthy. Bollywood has played a vital role in the growth of Hindi among the people of Indian origin, particularly among the younger generation and in maintaining and strengthening Indian heritage.

Hindi is truly going Global you take Microsoft programs, google frames, even websites like e-bay, face book are comming up with Hindi version for increasing multi users. Programs like text to speech, voice to text, are all in available in “Devnagari lipi” on the net. Hindi has achieved its prominent place in the global village. Mentality of people is changing giving due importance to language.

Hindi has a history behind; it belongs to Indo–Aryan branch of indo European language family. The word ‘Hindi’ itself is a gift of Persian, Mughals added to its flavor, Amir Khusro was first to write Hindi Poem.

Globalization becomes easy when we use Internet in English language.
Comparison in any way is harmful. Critics says that Hindi is loosing its grip over English in India, whereas both are just languages a medium of communication which comes from Heart and we need to understand as Smile is a universally accepted language. It is a link between hearts that knows no official language.

Foreign nations are also studying Hindi for better understanding of the Indian Culture and its rich heritage. Figures from universities and educational institutions prove the inclination of foreign nationals towards studying Indian culture and language. Many foreign nationals come on tourists visa and extend their stay here to study Indian Classical Music and Dance. I personally know many foreign tourists who not only reads but understand all Hindi newspapers published in India and have learnt to speak and write our Hindi language as Nationals of The Indian Republic Offering due respect to our Mother Tongue. I really offer my gratitude to all my friends living abroad and learning Hindi as an International Language. I salute their student learning instincts.

Today when we talk of building “Supreme Humans Beings”, society again plays an important role in curbing the young generations Like in case of kinder garden kids (2-5 years old) all depends on how we mould there thinking and condition there young minds limiting them the way we have been taught. Teaching them to discriminate between the righteous and the evil in our own predecided manner. Let us not stop dominating the comming Generations by overloading our thinking on them and leave them learn on their own as Children are the face of God on earth.

Gandhiji used this language to unite the whole India and used this language as ‘language of unity’. The word Swadeshi revolutionize the freedom struggle, and its entry into the Oxford dictionary marks its importance in world history.


Why do we read Geeta, even if we can’t understand a Sanskrit word ?

September 11, 2009

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This is beautiful story –

An old Farmer lived on a farm in the mountains with his young grandson. Each morning Grandpa was up early sitting at the kitchen table reading his Bhagavat Geeta. His grandson wanted to be just like him and tried to imitate him in every way he could.

One day the grandson asked, ‘Grandpa! I try to read the Bhagawat Geeta just like you but I don’t understand it, and what I do understand I forget as soon as I close the book. What good does reading the Bhagawat Geeta do?’

The Grandfather quietly turned from putting coal in the stove and replied, ‘Take this coal basket down to the river and bring me back a basket of water.’

The boy did as he was told, but all the water leaked out before he got back to the house. The grandfather laughed and said, ‘You’ll have to move a little faster next time,’ and sent him back to the river with the basket to try again.

This time the boy ran faster, but again the basket was empty before he returned home. Out of breath, he told his grandfather that it was impossible to carry water in a basket, and he went to get a bucket instead. The old man said, ‘I don’t want a bucket of water; I want a basket of water. You’re just not trying hard enough,’ and he went out the door to watch the boy try again.

At this point, the boy knew it was impossible, but he wanted to show his grandfather that even if he ran as fast as he could, the water would leak out before he got back to the house.

The boy again dipped the basket into river and ran hard, but when he reached his grandfather the basket was again empty. Out of breath, he said, ‘See Grandpa, it’s useless!’

‘So you think it is useless?’ The old man said, ‘Look at the basket.’

The boy looked at the basket and for the first time realized that the basket was different. It had been transformed from a dirty old coal basket and was now clean, inside and out.

‘Son, that’s what happens when you read the Bhagavat Geeta. You might not understand or remember everything, but when you read it, you will be changed, inside and out. That is the work of Krishna in our lives.’


World Literacy Day

September 10, 2009

booksSeptember 8th was proclaimed “International Literacy Day” by USESCO on November 17, 1965.

In a world of enormous wealth, in a world in which education and knowledge are the necessary passports to a better life, the scale of illiteracy is truly staggering. It enables individuals to realize their rights as citizens and human beings.

United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon says Literacy is not just about reading and writing; it is about respect, opportunity and development.

At the time of freedom we had 18.33% literate population. At present India has 66% literate population in comparision to China that has 70% literate. By 2020 India will actually make it a point to give education access to every Indian and certain steps have already been taken like free education to children to the agegroup of fourteen.


Humanism a bond beyond.

September 10, 2009

No Two Persons are exactly the alike. Yet, despite these differences, there is a common thread of humanity. If I am sure of anything, it is this humanity, which is common to all. So it is the Universal Religion, which runs through all the different geographical regions of the world uniting varied cultures, languages, lifestyles and living and thus respect all the national flags as we do for our own country.

This unique ability drives us over and above all political, defense, external relations but we directly touch the soul of our brothers and sisters across the globe. We are able to connect to them with our simplicity, honesty and open mind. It is the unconditional love for our mankind that we mingle with our counterparts in the other parts of the world.

The main driving force is the love, compassion which follows smiles which is a universal language. Smile wins heart and resolves all queries and doubts. The day is not far ahead when we will have no cold wars, no competition, no domination when we start introspecting all our deeds and actions.

Suppose we all go with vessels in our hands to draw water from lake. One has a cup, another has a jar, another has a bucket, and so forth, and we all fill our vessels. The water in each case takes the form of the vessel carried by each of us, but in every case, water, and nothing but water is in the vessels. God is like that water filing these different vessels, and in each vessel, the vision of God comes in the form of vessel. Yet he is one.

Art forms like Music, Dance, Theater dramas or skids is one binding force that connects directly with the spirits and soul of the nation. Music comes from spirit and so is Dance and Theater reflect the expressions rich movements winning hearts worldwide.

The time has come to collectively stand by for our evolution and win over the problems we are facing at the Global Front viz. Alcoholism Corruption etc.


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